The well known fact of the Inuits having access to more than 13 (or was it 30?) terms for 'snow' comes to mind on the apperception of this release. As the title already hints at, these tracks appear to represent a spectrum of blue both more wide and deep than ordinary english can communicate. A blue note resounding from the movement of the spheres, this is a buddhist blue - a deep-listening experience into melancholy; the sonic aura of the qualified nothingness at the essence of illumination. In space, no one can hear you cry.
November 23, 2010 Subject:
Thank you !!!
April 14, 2007 Subject:
Had me centered in my stillness, one with all vibration, focused
March 27, 2006 Subject:
Âand invariably the blueÂ was my second listening experience with AsherÂs works in sound. The
first being two microsound explorations released on TERM [12K] and the latest being a CDR release of degraded cassette tape manipulations on netlabel CONV appropriately entitled Âgraceful degradationÂ. Âand invariably the blueÂ offers three low end sonic explorations, having suggestive titles, that insist on careful, reflective listening. Âblue on blueÂ and Âpaper like dustÂ have lowercase rumbling, drone-like structures with sad tones that rise and fall throughout and subtle grainy sounds. Âoutside the leavesÂ is a more minimal composition with an overriding scratchy texture and a dark, brooding rhythmic beat interrupted by brief interludes of brighter tonal sounds which give momentary relief to the persistent tension that is constantly present in this track.
Asher is an sound artist that I will anxiously be waiting to hear more from. LAJ